Luci Barker

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Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Revolution PRO Full Coverage Camouflage Foundation || Review!

Hey there, you may have seen in one of my previous blog posts that I picked up the Revolution PRO Full Coverage Camouflage Foundation and you may know that I absolutely love Revolutions Fast Stick Foundation that I have previously reviewed, so I thought I would share my thoughts on this one too!!!

Revolution Fast Base Stick Foundation Review: (click here)

Firstly, let’s talk about the packaging because that’s one of my favourite things to talk about with any product. The packaging for this foundation is very minimalistic but it’s still cute. You get a fairly decent amount of product ( ml) for just £7. Which I think considering the quality and how much I like the foundation I would be more than happy to pay this amount ...but we will get into that later in the post.

As with the other Revolution Foundations & also their Concealers, the shade range is very impressive with 18 shades, with lots of different undertones!! I use the shade F1, which is the lightest shade and it's probably a little pale for me but I can make it work. I wore this foundation for probably about 10/11 hours and I can say that it genuinely felt and look just as good from the moment I applied and to the moment I removed it at the end of the day. I usually get pretty oily throughout the day and feeling like it needs setting again, however this seemed to stay at a comfortable finish all day. I did find that it wasn’t as matte half way through the day as it was when I first applied it, but it didn’t feel as though it was sliding off of my face and it felt very comfortable on the skin.

Overall, I am very happy with this foundation and some of the reasons for this include the price, the shade range, the fact it’s full coverage, but in no way cakey. However, a few downsides just for me personally, is that it did slightly stick to my dry skin, I did have to use quite a lot of foundation because both my brush and my Beauty Blender sucked it up (which isn’t necessarily the foundations fault) and the shade I bought was a little pale, but I know I would like it even more if it matched me better. If you have normal I would really recommend this foundation to you, maybe not so much to those with dry patches but even with oily skin I think this would work a treat, but just be sure to set it well or even bake it and use a mattifying primer, which I’m sure you all do anyway!!

So there are my thoughts on the new Revolution PRO Foundation, I really hope you enjoyed this post. If you’ve also tried this foundation, then I would love to hear your thoughts on it in the comments below.

Until Next Time,
Luci ♡♡


Sunday, 15 July 2018

Soft Glam Eye with Bold Lip Makeup Look || Collab

Hey everyone, today’s post is in collaboration with AlixKate. We’ve decided to collab again on a neutral eye-look with a bold lip and Alix is filming this for her youtube channel which you can watch here. We have actually collab'd before, so if you would like to read that post you can click here.

Alix’s Blog:
Alix's Video: click here

So let’s start with how I created this look. I decided to primer with the MAC Fix+, as I wanted something light, hydrating and refreshing and I knew this would do exactly that. For foundation I used the Revolution Fast Base Stick Foundation in F1 and mixed it with the EX1 Invisiwear Foundation to give myself a really glowy, lightweight yet full coverage look. The Revolution Stick Foundation itself doesn’t last that well on my skin so I mixed it with the EX1 one to keep it on the skin longer and also to help blend it out.

The MAC PRO LongWear Concealer has become the one that I find myself reaching for more and more and today was no exception. Although it’s a little full coverage and cakey, I find with using the slightest amount and blending it out with a damp beauty blender, that it takes a lot of the excess product away and if I set it properly by baking with the RCMA No Colour Powder that it looks really good and flawless. I then set my face with the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder.

Because all the attention is going to be on the lip in this makeup look, I used the Hoola Lite Bronzer by Benefit to give a light bronze-y, summer glow and finished off the face with a mixture of the Dallas and the Dandelion Blush, both of those also by Benefit. I also baked underneath the bronzer to give a little bit of a contoured look and to make my cheekbones pop. To get rid of the powdery look to the skin, I then spritzed my face again with some Fix+.

Just a quick note to say all the shades used are marked on the picture above. 

For the eyes I decided to use the Morphe 35K Palette, which I haven’t been reaching for as much since I bought the sophdoesnails palette, but I knew this palette would be perfect for this type of look. To start the look off I went over with the closest shade to my skin colour and blended that all over my crease, just to set the concealer to make the other shadows easier to blend. I then mixed Cloudberry, which is the orange shade from the sophdoesnails palette, with the warm nude shade in the Morphe palette and blended them into my crease and slightly down onto the lid. To deepen the crease, I then blended the brown shade on to the outer part of my crease. And there we have it, the most simple eye look. To finish off the eyes, I picked up the Rimmel Miss Baby Roll Mascara which gives really nice volume and curl to the lashes, without looking like spiders legs.

sophdoesnails X Revolution Palette Review click here.

My fave part is next and thats the brows. I still find myself reaching for the MAC Deep Dark Brunette Gelcreme and I haven't been able to find something that works better than this yet, so I imagine it'll be my go-to for much longer. I then set them in place with the Natural Collection Clear Mascara.

Lastly, to finish off the look, I decided to go with a lip colour that although it’s bold, it also screams summer and this is The Body Shop Matte Lip Liquid in Cali Gerbera which is a bright coral-y, orange shade. I went with this lip colour because it’s quite bright and really summery and I know I’m going to be reaching for it a lot over the next couple of months.

So there we have it, the details of how I created this look. I really hope you enjoyed this post and don’t forget to check Alix’s Channel and Blog out!!


The Finished Look!

Until Next Time,
Luci ♡♡


Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Superdrug Beauty Haul.

Hey everyone, so I’m back again with another haul because I still think I need to buy more makeup ahh. I went onto the Superdrug website for a body lotion and instead bought a few new makeup bits, completely forgetting about the body lotion. Anyway, if you would like to see what I picked up, then please keep reading. 

The first item I picked up is the sophdoesnails lipstick in Cake, which is part of her new collab with Revolution. I’ve been wanting to try this lipstick since I saw that she was bringing out more makeup with Revolution and this lipstick looks like the perfect nude lip. Also, the packaging is so cute, well to be honest anything with a little bit of Rose Gold makes me want to buy it. 

I decided to pick up another one of the Conceal & Define Concealers, also from Revolution, as I’m running out of my other ones. As I found that C1 (the lightest shade) can be a little pale for me and that C2 is good for highlighting, I thought I would pick up the shade down (C3) to use to cover up and of my blemishes and this seems to be the perfect shade for me. My full review on this concealer is here, I really couldn’t recommend this concealer enough. 

The Revolution PRO Full Coverage Camouflage Foundation is another product that has been on my wishlist for a while now and it’s sounds like it should be everything that I want in a foundation. I have high hopes for this foundation and I am excited to get using it. I will be writing a full review on this foundation so, if you would like to hear my thoughts on this, then keep your eyes peel for that. 

The last item that I picked up in this haul is the Barry M Flawless Original Primer. I used to use the Barry M Green Primer which I really liked, but I didn’t seem to repurchase this, I think this is because I have quite a few other primers which I’m trying to use up, but I thought as I was picking some other bits up that I would also get a primer. My skin seems to be looking good at the moment so the green primer isn’t really needed and this is why I picked up the original one, but I am hoping this works just as well. 

So, they’re the items that I picked up in Superdrug, I’m looking forward to trying all of these products out and I hope you enjoyed reading about the items too. 

Until Next Time,
Luci ♡♡


Sunday, 8 July 2018

My Makeup Style || TAG.

Hey there, I’m back with another TAG post today as we all know how much I like doing them ah. This is the ‘My Makeup Style’ TAG, which will help you find out all about my makeup including the products I like using, the brands I love and how I got into makeup. So if you would like to read all about this, then please keep reading.

1. What kind of eye primer do you use and why? Liquid or Shadow Stick?

I use the Smashbox Under Eye Primer all over my lids and under my eyes as it’s really hydrating but it doesn’t give a cakey, thick look that some Concealers or eye shadow primers can. It does sink into the skin, but doesn’t go completely matter so I always set it with one of the closest shadows to my skin colour / tone, that is in the palette I’m using.

2. What colour eye shadow makes you feel bold and pretty at the same time?

Orange is deffo my go-to as it can look fairly natural with not much going on, but you can also make it super glam and it’s especially perfect for summer when you want a neutral colour without having to use Browns. The orange (Cloudberry) from the sophdoesnails revolution palette is deffo my favourite, from the ones I have tried so far.

3. What eye shadow colour do you least like to wear and why?

I’d say black because although it can look really nice and sultry, it doesn’t always go right and can look a little too much. I think I just need to practice doing black smokey eyes more to be honest so that I can get it right, but that’s probably my least favourite shadow colour because of that reason.

4. Do you wear Liquid or Pencil Eye Liner?

I don’t really wear liner that often, but black pencil liner has become something that I like to put on my water line. If I’m going for a super glam look and want to cover the lash band, then I’ll use a little bit of liquid liner but for not I’d say pencil. Please let me know if you have any liner recommendations, in the comments below.

5. Rimmel or Maybelline Mascara?

Deffo Rimmel, because although there are a couple of Maybelline mascaras that I like, a lot of my all time favourites are from Rimmel including the Miss Baby Roll, VML Feline and the Scandal-eyes ones.

6. If you could have your eyebrows permanently done or not wear any blush again, what would you choose?

I’m not really a big fan of blush to be honest, so I’d deffo have to have my brows done permanently because I don’t feel like my makeups finished when my brows aren’t done. 

7. Who taught you to do makeup?

I’m pretty much self taught, other than what I’ve learned through watching YouTube tutorials. However, I studied Makeup Artistry at college in order to improve my skills and potentially go onto to be an MUA.

8. Are you a fan of cream products e.g. blush, concealer or contour etc and why?

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ll know that cream products just doing really work with my skin, I’m not sure why but sometimes it’s just too full coverage and too cakey or some cream products, especially blushes, just don’t really blend that well which doesn’t look good. 

9. When did you start getting into makeup and what was the first product / brand you used?

I've always loved the idea of makeup from a very young age, probably like 6/7 as I was always drawn towards colour. Obviously, I started out with kids makeup like lip gloss and stuff, but at the end of middle school, at like 11 I was allowed to buy some tinted moisturiser, mascara and blusher and they were all from Natural Collection. I remember feeling soo grown up and as soon as I was allowed to get a full on eye shadow palette I was in my element, with my awful blue eye shadow looks haha!!

10. Setting spray, do you believe in it? Which is your holy grail?

I don't necessarily think that setting sprays works, as I use primer anyway so they could be working well together, or one of them could be working and the other one not, but I think setting sprays are really refreshing and hydrating and they also take the powdery look away from the skin so I couldn't not use it. To be honest, I've only actually used a few setting sprays and I think my fave would be the Skindinavia, even though I haven't restocked on it in such a long time.

Please let me know what your answers would be, in the comments below because I'd love to know!!

Until Next Time,
Luci ♡♡


Wednesday, 4 July 2018

June Favourites!

For today’s post I will be sharing my favourites for the month of June. I did take a break from Favourites posts for May as I was using the same products as the month before, but throughout June I came across lots of new products that I have been really enjoying using. So, let’s get into it.

My first favourite was actually an old favourite which I recently got my hands on again and this is the Victoria’s Secret Body Spray in Such a Flirt. I believe this spray has been discontinued as I wasn’t able to find it in store at VS, in Superdrug or anywhere else online other than eBay ... but don’t quote me on that because they could just be sold out.

Next up is the Neutrogena Hydraboost Eye Cream, which I picked up a few weeks ago. Recently, I’ve been getting quite a dry eyelid and under eye area but only on one eye. I was using lots of different creams, oils and serums but nothing seemed to help it really so I thought I should try a water based eye gel as the L’Oreal Hydra Genius Moisturiser has really helped my skin before. I notified that even after a few uses, my eye area was a whole lot more hydrated and smooth and after a few days the dryness was gone completely. I really don’t think you need to spend a lot of money on eye creams to get a good quality one and this one really proves that as it retails at just £10.39 which I’d say is midway between drugstore and high end skincare and I think it’s so worth it. If you have any dupes for this or other eye creams that you think I should try, then please let me know in the comment below!!

My next favourite is the MAC Pro Longwear Concealer. I didn’t actually like this at first because I found that it was too full coverage and cakey, however over the past month or so I’ve found myself reaching for it more and more. I use the tiniest bit, as it goes a long way, and blend it out with a damp beauty blender, so that it takes away any excess product. Also, baking it has helped smooth it out and set it better so that it stays in place and doesn’t budge through out the day. It is a little expensive at £18.50, but it’s currently on sale at Debenhams and it’s linked here.

The NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Cannes has been part of my everyday makeup routine throughout June and I’ve been really liking the way it looks. It’s like a pale, orangey nude which gives me that summer feeling but also still looks neutral and is a perfect nude for this time of year. I really recommend these lip creams as they are really well priced, smooth not drying, last all day through meals and drinks and they do a number of different colours. 

The last favourite of mine for this month is the Ben & Anna UK Vegan Deodorant Stick in Pink Grapefruit. I’ve only been using this for a few weeks but I have really been liking it and the scent of it lasts all day which makes you smell really good. This fruit scent is perfect for summer and I really recommend them. If you would like to read my full review on this then you can click here.


*Saturdays post will be going live on Sunday at 5:30pm this week, as it's a collab!!*

Until Next Time,
Luci ♡♡

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